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How Proust Changed Our Minds

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and a leader of London's The School of Life

Alain de Botton celebrates the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time with a lecture on the story and ultimate spell cast by a book publication that, baffling to so many on its first appearance, has improbably become one of the most beloved books of our time.

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 16, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 400 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1267 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 55 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 74 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 31 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 35 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 32 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 40 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 102 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 117 views

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Africa and the West
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Why New Art Mattered
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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1176 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 594 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 647 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1292 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 321 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 349 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 390 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 212 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 548 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 655 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 430 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 316 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 438 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 223 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 266 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 386 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 568 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4434 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2049 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 115 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 149 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 151 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 325 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 960 views

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Eros, God of Love
(00:49:32) 1618 views

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The Arts of the Book
(00:29:25) 186 views